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. in june of 2009, fbi directer acknowledged the challenge facing the bureau stating, "it is not sufficient for us as an organization to respond to a terrorist attack after it has occurred. it is important for us as an organization to develop the intelligence to anticipate the terrorist attack developing intelligence, developing facts. and the past we looked at collecting facts for the courtroom. we now have to think of ourselves as gathering facts painting a picture of a particular threat understanding the risk and moving to reduce that risk. and i couldn't agree more with the directer's statement. and then on november 5, 2009, a gunman walked in the soldier readiness center at fort hood, texas and shouted the jihaddic term. and opened fire on unarmed soldiers and civilians. he killed 13 and wounded 43 42 others. was the most horrific terrorist attack on the u.s. soil since 9/11. today we will exam the facts of the fort hood case as we know them to better understand how these facts that seem so obviously alarming now were so missed by seasoned professionals and to understand how the fbi
terrorist activities. the fbi agent in san diego described washington's inquiry into major hasan as slim, quote-unquote. the case was dropped until november 5th when the media began circulating reports of the massacre. at that time the san diego agents knew exactly who the perpetrator was saying, quote: you know who that is, that's our boy. years before the fbi knew of nidal hasan, the army major was being noticed by his superiors and colleagues at walter reed army medical center where he was a resident being trained to care for soldiers coming home from war. .. disaster and psychometry to have completed the master of public health at the uniformed services university. he has a key interest in the failure fe fe and has shown a capacity to contribute to the psychological understanding of islam and nationalism and what may relate to the national security and army interest in the middle east and asia. these officer evaluation reports were inaccurate. these were all flags none of which reacted. so many flies in this case. they don't present the facts that represent character in reali
and anti-american violence overseas there is late word tonight that the fbi has exposed an apparent homegrown terror plot in chicago involving an american teenager. the feds arresting an 18-year-old man who they say tried to detonate a car bomb outside a chicago bar. what he apparently didn't know was that the fbi was in on it from the start and the bomb was a fake. nbc's john yang is in our chicago newsroom with more. was anyone put at risk here? >> reporter: law enforcement officials stressed to nbc news that no one was ever at risk. the bomb was a phony. the suspect, 18-year-old adel daoud had no weapons training, no explosives training and is not a member or connected with any terrorist group, international terrorist group. according to this 35-page criminal complaint he was spotted by the fbi online talking jihad and talking about attacking americans. an undercover fbi agent got in touch with him. in the course of their discussions he came up with this plot to attack a target in chicago. and last night, according to the fbi, he was given a phony bomb, drove it in a jeep cheroke
the danger confronts us here in the united states or abroad. in june of 2009, fbi director robert mueller acknowledged the immense challenge facing the bureau stating: it is not sufficient for us as an organization to respond to a terrorist attack after it has occurred. it is important for us as an organization to develop the intelligence to anticipate a terrorist attack. developing intelligence, developing facts. in the past we looked at collecting facts for the courtroom. we now have to think of ourselves as gathering facts and painting a picture of a particular threat understanding the risk and moving to reduce that risk. and i couldn't agree more with the director's statement. and then on november the 5th, 2009, a gunman walked into the soldier readiness center at fort hood, texas, and shouted the classic jihadist term, allahu akbar, and opened fire on soldiers and civilians. he killed 14 and wounded 42 others. this was the most horrific terrorist attack on u.s. soil since 9/11. today we will examine the facts of the fort be hood case as we know them -- fort hood case as we know them
base. with new word the is one of the famous people in uniform . . also our military and the fbi now on the hunt in libya for the killers of four americans who died in our consulate. and praising the death. and insighting others to go after u.s. facilities and our journalist on the ground as we witness the latest effort to protect americans under threat. >> americans under attack overseas in afghanistan. the nato forces confirming a man dressed as an afghan police officer shot and killed two nato police officers. >> the green on blue attacks are so common. our fighters had to stop training their afghan counter parts. all of this on another attack in afghanistan. we first told you about a braisep assault by the that took the lives of two u.s. marines. it happened in camp leathernect which our forces share with forces. u.s. marines and fbi on the move in libya to hun down the killer who is ambushed our concullate and threat remains for americans living over seas in the rash of anti-american protest in the muslim world. look at this map that shows the recent scope of violence. and this
, two of the three organizations testifying today did not exist. and the third, the f.b.i., was a very different organization than it is today. focused on domestic crime as it had been for quite a while. obviously in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on america of 9/11, 2001, congress and the executive branch created the department of homeland security and then pursuant to the 9/11 commission recommendation created the national counterterrorism center. the f.b.i. essentially recreated itself into a first rate domestic counterterrorism intelligence agency. in addition to carrying out all its other responsibilities. in his absence we should thank director mueller for what i think is an extraordinary job he's done in overseeing this historic transformation and to thank the two of you, secretary napolitano, and director olsen, for what you have done together these changes represent the most significant reforms of america's national security organizations since the 1940's, at the beginning of the cold war. it's not coincidental since after 9/11 we understood we were facing a very diffe
came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
: f.b.i. on the ground in libya hunting those that rioted in been gadz zi. they are stepping up drone flights and sending intelligence agents to search for those suspected of killing ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. u.s. officials say they have found no evidence pointing to a particular group or indicating the attack was planned. >>> as investigators try to close on in the killers in libya no questions are being raised at home. the white house claiming that there was no actionable intelligence, those are their words, pointing to an attack on the consulate but members of the congress saying there were multiple attacks on diplomatic attacks in benghazi and the consulate was a clear target. molly henneberg has more details from the white house. >> molly: there was an ide attack on that same consulate in benghazi in june. then the red cross in benghazi came under attack in august. they insist the 9/11 was in response to a privately made video posted on youtube in june that though found offensive. here is what part of the president said about it. >> there is no rel
, is that on september 11, 2001, two of the three organizations testifying today did not exist. and the third, the f.b.i., was a very different organization than it is today. focused on domestic crime as it had been for quite a while. obviously in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on america of 9/11, 2001, congress and the executive branch created the department of homeland security and then pursuant to the 9/11 commission recommendation created the national counterterrorism center. the f.b.i. essentially recreated itself into a first rate domestic counterterrorism intelligence agency. in addition to carrying out all its other responsibilities. in his absence we should thank director mueller for what i think is an extraordinary job he's done in overseeing this historic transformation and to thank the two of you, secretary napolitano, and director olsen, for what you have done together these changes represent the most significant reforms of america's national security organizations since the 1940's, at the beginning of the cold war. sinceot coincidental after 9/11 we understood we were facing a very
that was not enough to warrant an investigation. there was nothing the fbi could point to which would single him out for special investigation or attention. was this an intelligence failure in wisconsin? >do you think there could have been things done to prevent this attack that were not done? >> i think the fbi late at where the problem was. they're really good at investigating after the fact, after things happen, but we had a delicate balance between people's constitutional right to assemble and express their speech, however weil, but we also have to be board cleaning and look at ideologies that have long histories of -- forward- looking and the ideologies that have long histories of spawning violence. i'm not talking about doing covert operations and people with extremist police, but i think it is important we have an overt monitoring police system on what is causing people to act of violence may. was this an intelligence failure? i do not think it is. but one thing the department of homeland security and the fbi could have done -- where was the warning the that sikhs and muslims have been victim
units of marines fan out to these countries, fbi agents are being sent to libya to investigate the murder of the american ambassador there and three other americans were killed. the fbi. we think of the fbi as a domestic agency, it's the fbi that's part of the u.s. government that has the authority to investigate deaths of americans in all other parts of the world. fbi did it in the embassy bombings in kenya, in tanzania in 1998, and the "uss cole" bombing in 2000 and mumbai bombings in india in 2008 and now the fbi is investigating in libya or at least we're told they are on their way. the fbi being dispatched to libya is yet another reminder what happened in libya appears to be a different kettle of fish than what is happening at all the other embassies and u.s. sites around the world today. the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador in libya appears to have been a coordinated, military-style assault by well-armed men who arrived at the scene quite separately from any civilian protest. given the militant groups known to operate in the area of benghazi and the types of attacks
fbi agent echoed that sentiment. >> the countries of middle east believe there is a disengagement policy by the united states and that lack of leadership there or at least clarity on what our position is causing problems. i, if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem we're going to make a serious mistake and we're going to make i think diplomatic mistakes as we move forward if we think that is the only reason people are showing up at our embassy to conduct acts violence. bill: the romney campaign says the obama administration is failing to throughout that part of the world. heather: there is more trouble brewing between israel and iran as a nightmare scenario could be coming close to reality. prime minister benjamin netanyahu says the iran will be the on the brink of nuclear capabilities in just six months. he use ad metaphor to describe the new emergency and claims that iran is developing nuclear power for peaceful purposes. listen to this. >> denies the holocaust, promises to wipe out israel and engages in terror throughout the world. like timothy mack say walking
was not able to confirm them, but it would be a good thing if we're starting to move forward >> the fbi opened an investigation as officials try to sort out whether this is a protest that got out of hand or an organized terrorist attack. a government source says the fbi is sending investigators to germany to interview libyan and u.s. consulate personnel who were evacuated. >> charlie d'agata got a first look inside the u.s. compound where the attack took place. his report is coming up next on the cbs evening news. today, president obama promised swift retribution for the attack >> i want people around the world to hear me, to all those who would do us harm, no act of terrorism will go unpunished >> the president made the comments during a campaign stop in colorado yesterday. yesterday his republican rival criticize the president in how he handled the situation. today mitt romney stressed the need for a strong military to deter similar violence. >> we need to have a military second to none and that is so strong no one would ever think of contesting it >> a protester disrupted his attempt to hol
to the story. and ron is back with those details. >> the fbi says the bucket list bandit is the busted bucket list former bandit. he pulled off the bank jobs spanning thousands of miles. after a routine traffic stop. when michael brewster was pulled over for running a stop sign on the border of arkansas and oklahoma, little did police know that this 54-year-old florida man was suspected by the fbi of being the bucket list bandit. investigators say he earned the nickname, after three months of robbing banks, telling bank tellers he had a gun and four months to live. >> was this guy really terminally ill? or was he just trying to be a mastermind? >> reporter: according to investigators, brewster never said just what he was supposedly dying of or why he needed the money. but his former landlord tells abc news, that brewster was evicted from his pensacola apartment on june 14th. seven days later, the fbi says he showed up in this stolen suv in arvada, colorado. and was in a spree of bank robberies that would crisscross the nation. >> he committed a total of ten bank robberies is a little startlin
university. police and fbi did not find any explosives. and a third school, valparaiso in indiana also receiving a threat. classes have resumed tonight. >>> disappointment for family members of a former death row inmate in prince william county today. a judge has denied bond for 31-year-old justin wolfe seen on a website set up by his supporters. he was convicted of hiring someone to kill his marijuana supplier in 2001. but the conviction was recently overturned on accusations of government misconduct. >> his attorney pointed out, he is a changed man. and he's spent ten years on death row. enough is enough already. >> it's time for this to end. enough tax dollars have been spent trying to kill an innocent man. >> prosecutors have not said what charges they plan to bring against wolfe this time. >>> today, the man at the center of a scheme to steal thousands of dollars from struggling homeowners was sentenced for his crime. authorities say carlos sanchez preyed on latinos. darcy spencer is live at the courthouse in rockville with his sentence. darcy, this really preyed on vulnerable vic
in lebanon. thounds stormed the embassy. big protests have been scaled back. that, as the fbi warns extremist groups could act stateside. news 4 melissa is here with more. >> the protests continue to grow across the middle east. four arrests have been made in the deaths of four americans earlier this week. several more suspects are under surveillance. now, the u.s. is sending a marine security team into yemen. they are small but violent protests. for the third day, the embassy in cairo is under siege. protesters haven't left the streets, clashing with the military throwing stones and molotov cocktails. erecting a new con treat wall to prevent mobs from getting close. they are mad over a movie made in the u.s. >> the united states government had nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. >> reporter: so far, more than 200 people have been hurt in protests at 11 u.s. compounds, four killed in libya earlier this week. the protesters are a mix of islamic hard liners and huligans. christopher stevens was killed as protesters attacked on tuesday. also killed, sean
that baffled authorities for years. now the f.b.i. is asking for your help in tracking down the person they say has been sending out dozens of powder filled letters claimed to be laced with anthrax. anna kooiman live in our new york news remain with hour. >> the f.b.i.'s profile of the person sending powder filled threatens letters over the last 15 years points a syracuse area man who is at least 35 years old. they believe the suspect has had significant contact with the mental health system and may have difficulty functioning independently. the f.b.i. has released two pictures of sections of the letters believe someone will recognize this handwriting. they generally start with, the paper you are now holding has been thoroughly saturated with thorax and you will soon die. they are referencing topics ranging from things like aids to abortion rights, to 9-11 conspiracy theories and the oppression of muslim. >> it may seem bizarre, somewhat unusual. they may be very disjointed thoughts, but to this person, they can be very real. they can be so extreme they may even be delusional. >> according to t
americans. the fbi has been telling us in the past couple days, their investigation is underway and apparently still underway outside of libya. tensions and security situation is still too difficult in there to put a full team of fbi investigators on the ground according to reports. they're closed about this. what we can confirm. u.s. navy destroyers in the air and aerial drones and they're doing everything they can to try to begin this investigation. what is a very difficult and dangerous landscape. back to you. >> alisyn: greg palkot. thank you so much for that update. let's talk about the military situation in terms of what the security was in the consulate in benghazi. whether or not it was accurate. and catherine herridge has published an article in foxnews.com where she outlined all of the attacks leading up to tuesday at that should have been red flags and meant we were beefing up our security on september 11th. >> as a panoply of attacks, june 6th an ied thrown at the perimeter of the consulate in benghazi. on the 11th the british motorcade came under attack by an rpg. o
. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on this. >> the state department confirmed the investigation in benghazi at consulate is led by the libyan authorities with f.b.i. agents on the ground because american citizens are dead. at least publicly the state department remains cautious when it comes to assigning blame. fox is told that two groups are part of the universe of suspects in the libyan attacks affiliated with al qaeda, the affiliate in north africa. one is the lifg, the libyan islamic fighting group banned under qadaffi and the other is a group, too, that
to justice. >> shep: the f.b.i. now joining the hunt for the gunmen who stormed the u.s. consulate and killed the american ambassador and others. plus, he traveled to the heavens and took the dreams of an entire nation along for the ride. >> faith looked down kindly on us when she chose neil to be the first to venture to another world. >> shep: tonight remembering neil armstrong, our first man on the moon. first from fox this thursday night, the crisis in the middle east. arrests in ex with the attack on the u.s. consulate and the murder of our ambassador and others. the arrest of suspects may be a meaningful development, we'll see. it could be just a symbolic gesture by the libyans in which they round up the usual suspects and report their conducting interviews. it won't be the first time. there is no way to know whether they have a motive and what it is. here is what we know. investigators in the united states and libya say the astack on the consulate was likely an act of terror and likely timed to mark the 9-11 terrorist attacks. the libyans say it was a two-part operation. investigators a
question to kimberly. a question that catherine herridge on fox news has been asking over and over is the f.b.i. going there? why haven't they arrived yet? is it because it's unsafe? what is the other reason if you are the administration you want the f.b.i. investigating this? >> kimberly: this is their dog and pony show. instead of handling this through the military division they will handle it as a law enforcement problem. send the f.b.i. there. that means if they get anybody they want to question and integait, they will go, here is a happy meal. we'll bring you back and try you here. the wrong way to approach this situation. >> dana: it has happened before. at fort hood. >> kimberly: it has happened before. we've seen the epeck fail by the administration and holder of department of injustice. they don't know how to manage this. they are lacking. they are not respected in the middle east. now seeing weakened position internationally. if you look in the the violence erupting in different spots if this was president bush in the past administration, calls for him to be thrown out of office. >> d
the investigation the fbi is there now, one of the greatest fears is where the weapons that came from that killed these folks. >> thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. >> the time now patti ann what's coming up. >> there is one way heather to avoid the possible lines for the iphone 5. can you say i rob? private eyes may be watching you but one state is putting up security cameras to watch other cameras. really? >> welcome back to fox and friends first. i am heather childers. >> i am patti ann browne. it is 30 minutes after the hour. cairo egypt violent anti-american protests are now in their 4th day and they are spreading across the milled east. >> we have learned four people now raised for the disturbing attacks in libya that killed four americans including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. gregg palkot is live for us in london with the latest. >> heather and patti ann we have been seeing violence protests. this is the day of holy prayer after they go to the mosques. we are girding for trouble through out the day. first we are looking at cairo. showing some skirmishing some clashes betw
overcame the building. >> a law-enforcement source says the fbi will start investigation by interviewing the american survivors of the attack who are now at a u.s. military base in germany. secretary of state hillary clinton will be at andrews air force base as the bodies that were killed their return home. >> the man believed to be responsible for that anti muslim movie that started the violence is actually hiding in southern california. a government source says a 55 year-old man is behind the film. he is a convicted felon who is on probation for financial crimes. the media is staking out his house where he is believed to live in southern california. a film maker considers himself a coptic christian. many members of that church are currently here in the bay area for a convention in pleasanton. church leaders and worshipers are denouncing the movie and people with anti islamic views. >> there is no are behind it, there's no truth behind it, whatever that movie is does not represent my belief and i can't speak for my church that it does not represent any of us. >> there are eight coptic c
brandon is former f.b.i. assistant director for counterterrorism. >> our intelligence law enforcement people are actually talking to each other. >> reporter: our mind set changed by september 12. the shoe bomber and underwear bomber proved airline passengers are unlikely again to ever give up without a fight. police in montgomery county and across the country have focused on counterterrorism. homeland security has spent billions equipping officers with equipment like radiation detectors. >> the money we spent is like spending money for insurance. you have to decide just how safe you want to be. >> reporter: one political scientist at ohio state university has estimated your odds of being killed by a terrorist at one in 3.5 million. to make those odds even smaller, america has spent trillions of dollars and sacrificed the lives of thousands of our heroic service members. >> in order to imagine that we're safer from terrorism, we've given up all kinds of freedom. >> reporter: the regional aclu director says the costs outweigh the risks. >> if you're a muslim american, you're a lot less
for two days. he was convicted in 2009 for bank fraud. we're told the fbi has contacted him because of possible threats against him. we're told he's not under investigation right now. >> brian, thanks very much. brian todd working this story. less than two years ago we watched as these kinds of protests spread across north africa and the middle east. protesters fighting to overthrow dictators and regimes. fast forward to today. we're seeing these same countries erupt in violence anti-american protests. let's bring in bobby gauche, editor at large for "time" magazine. he wrote this week's cover story "the agents of outrage," an excellent article, bobby. thanks very much. let me read a line from your article. the arab spring replaced the harsh order of hated dictators with a flowering of neophyte democracies. but these governments with weak mandates evershifting loyalties and poor security forces have made the region a more chaotic and unstable place, a place more susceptible than ever to rogue provocateurs fo meanting violent upheavals usually in the name of faith. the bottom line qu
that are on the ground in libya. there is one u.s. navy destroyer off of the coast and another coming there, too and f.b.i. agents and as well a stepped up drone surveillance. we are talking about a terror manhunt in libya. in addition to the motivator of that film made in the u.s., it could be a complex organization to take out u.s. officials with an al-qaida link. we are looking at the video we have seen coming from the who is citing that the al-qaida number two was killed by the u.s. and called on action from the u.s.. a complex and fluid situation, back to you. >> gretchen: thank you. >> brian: how does the united states respond? former director of national intelience who worked in the worst situation . ambassador, welcome. what is our best next step first of course in libya? >> let mow say that chris stevens, we lost an exemptary diplomat. he was the kind of example of expeditionary diplomacy that characterized our hot spots . we will mourn his loss and miss him greatly. as far as the next step, we have to wait this situation out a bit and at least get past the friday prayers tomorrow and see how tha
government that told our f.b.i. you can't talk to the people in custody that killed the four americans including the ambassador as an you can't go to benghazi. you don't want to pull that guy aside and say are you kidding me? >> eric: in the aftermath, president obama had campaign stops. campaign is very important. that is why he couldn't meet with netanyahu. if he meet with him he would have to meet with ten is what inside white house sources have said. so meet with ten. >> he is going to get his checks anyway. come on. >> gretchen: we discussed the why politically because you don't want to create news coming out of those meetings when it looks ahead in the polls so you coast. hillary clinton -- she is the hardest working person in washington. she is flying all over the world taking all these meetings for the president. a lot of people are going to wonder. >> don't they see this man is more interested in getting re-elected than doing the job he was elected to do in the first place, keeping us safe, number one. four american diplomats are dead. let's make sure that four more won't get
bombing and that they have more militants under surveillance. an fbi team is expected to arrive soon, and reinforcement, about 50 marines have already arrived at the u.s. embassy in tripoli. >> all right, richard engel, back in tahrir square, cairo tonight. thank you, richard, we'll have more on this anti-islam film in just a second. >>> but first, we're learning more tonight about the other americans killed in the raid on our consulate that took the life of the u.s. ambassador. two of them were former navy seals who were working on a private security detail, one just identified today as tyrone woods, a 22-year military veteran, a father of two. the other, glen doherty, from winchester, massachusetts, also remembered by his family and friends today for his spirit. nbc's katy tur has more. >> reporter: a former navy seal, 42-year-old glenn doherty was working in libya as a private security contractor when the group of militants stormed the complex. today at his mother's home in woburn, a stream of mourners filed in all day. doherty's sister, kate quigley, offered a statement about her
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